Hidden Himalaya – Kinnaur Manali
The much honest people who have strong culture and beliefs generally follow the Buddhism and Hinduism believe that the Pandavas came and resided in the land while in the exile. In the ancient mythology the people of Kinnaur are known as Kinners, the halfway between men and gods. Thousands years old monasteries still exist in the area. Both the Buddhists and Hindus live in perfect harmony symbolising the traditional brotherhood and friendship of the people of both the faiths.
The apples, chilgoza and other dry fruits are grown here are world famous. The high terrain here gives way to great adventures sports of all kinds. Beautiful trekking routes include the ‘Parikarma of Kinner Kailash’. Here is also the Beautiful Nako Lake and three famous wild life sanctuaries. Manali is named after the Santan Hindu lawgiver Manu. The name Manali is regarded as the derivative of 'Manu-Alaya' which literally means 'the abode of Manu'. Legend has it that sage Manu stepped off his ark in Manali to recreate human life after a great flood had deluged the world. Manali lies in the North of Kullu Valley. The valley is often referred to as the 'Valley of the Gods'. Old Manali village has an ancient temple dedicated to sage Manu.
The British introduced apple trees in the area. The first apple orchard was set up by the British near Patlikuhl, before this, no Apple trees grew in the area. To this day, apple— along with plum and pear— remain the best source of income for the majority of inhabitants. Both Rainbow and Brown trout was also introduced into the rivers and streams of the area by the colonizers.
With the increase in disposable incomes and somewhat owing to the rise of disturbances in Kashmir in the late 1980s, Manali witnessed a surge in tourist traffic. This once quiet village was transformed into a bustling town with numerous home stays as well as the occasional boutique hotel. During the warmer summer months, cafes and restaurants can be seen doing brisk business.
|Shimla - Sarahan – Sangla – Kalpa – Jaloori Pass – Shojja – Manali.|
|Tour Highlights :|
♦ Bhima Kali Temple, Sangla Valley, Kamru Temple, Baspa River, India’s Last Village- Chitkul, Kinner Kailash View, Suicide Point, Jalori-Pass, Tirthen Valley, Rohtang Pass, Hadimba Devi Temple, Manu Temple, Vashisht Hot Spring.
♦Day 1 ♦ Pick up Destination to Shimla
Pick up from Chandigarh Railway Station or Airport & transfer to Shimla. Rest evening free for marketing on Mall, Ridge, Lower Bazaar, Famous Kali Temple (on foot) and overnight at Shimla.
♦Day 2 ♦ Shimla - Sarahan
Kufri- Kufri is famous for its Himalayan National Park, Pony and Yak Ride and One can see the endless Himalayan Panorama from Kufri, after lunch sightseeing of various places in and around. Fagu, Narkanda, Rampur, Jeori & Sarahan. Overnight at Sarahan.
♦Day 3 ♦ Sarahan - Sangla
Bhimakali Temple- Bhimakali temple is the most majestic of the few early timber temples left in the Sutlej Valley. The Sutlej valley is renowned for its unusual tradition of housing holy shrines on raised wooden platforms. It is the last temple in the valley to be served by Brahmin priests.
Sangla Valley - This valley starts 57 km short of Kalpa which has been named after a beautiful & popular village Sangla. Sangla is situated on the right bank of Baspa river 17 kms. from Karcham. It is also known as Baspa Valley since Baspa River flows through this area. This is the most charming valley in the entire District of Kinnaur. Overnight at Sangla.
♦Day 4 ♦ Sangla - Chitkul
Kamroo Fort - Kamroo Fort is one of the oldest Forts in Himachal. Distance of 2-km from Sangla, lies this wonderful place, the tower-like fort of Kamru.
Chitkul – the last Indian Village (3460m) – is a quiet and calm village at the end of the old Indo-Tibetan road just before the Tibet Border. Chitkul receives heavy snowfall in the winter and remains virtually closed to the rest of the world. This is the also last and highest village in the Baspa Valley. Chitkul is approx 26 km from Sangla. Chitkul does not offers much and is mostly visited from Sangla as a day trip and one can cover the villages of Batseri, the hidden paradise Raksham, Mastrang enroute to this place. The drive to Chitkul offers spectacular view of the Baspa Valley with Pine Forests, Alpine Meadows and glaciers on both sides. Overnight at Sangla.
♦Day 5 ♦ Sangla - Kalpa
Kalpa is a very beautiful and main village of Kinnaur district of Himachal Pradesh. Kalpa is known for its pleasant weather and impressive view of ‘Kinner Kailash’ range of mountains directly across the Satluj River. This mountains changes color several times a day with the change of weather conditions. Legend has it that Kinner Kailash is the winter abode of Shiva. Kalpa is surrounded by snowy peak for almost the whole year. Chini Village, Roghi Suicide point is also in sightseeing, Overnight at Kalpa.
♦Day 6 ♦ Kalpa - Rampur
Rampur, the erstwhile capital of the princely state of Bushahr, is a beautiful town situated on the banks of the Sutlej River, on the India-Tibet Road, in Himachal Pradesh. It is 132 km north-east of Shimla, at an altitude of 924 m. Places of tourist interest include the gabled Padam Palace, Raghunathji Temple and Narsingh Temple. The Lavi Mela, celebrated in late October or early November, is a major attraction and is attended by a large number of people. Overnight at Rampur.
♦Day 7 ♦ Rampur - Manali
Shojja, Banjar, Jaloori Pass, at an altitude of 3134 mtrs, is one of the attractions of Himachal Pradesh. It links inner and outer Seraj. Blessed with panoramic views, the new pass is man-made and is carved out from the mountain ranges. This pass is 150 m lower than the old Jalori Pass. Kullu Shawl Factories, Mini Vaishnoo Devi Temple, Overnight at Manali.
♦Day 8 ♦ Manali Local City Tour
Hadimba Devi Temple, Hadimba Devi Temple is dedicated to the wife of Bhim, one of the five Pandavas brothers in the Indian epic Mahabharata. As the legend goes, Bhim married Hadimba and they had a son. Later on, Hadimba left the place and became a spiritual. The people later erected a temple in her respect, known as Hadimba Temple. The temple is in pagoda style and comprises no idol within, albeit, some footprints are engraved and are worshiped by devotees. Club House, Vashisht Hot Spring, Van Vihar and Buddhist Monastery & evening free for marketing on Mall. Overnight at Manali.
♦Day 9 ♦ Manali - Rohtang Top
Excursion to Rohtang Pass. Situated at an altitude of 3979 mtrs above sea level and 51 kms outside Manali is the mighty Rohtang Pass - the gateway to Lahaul-Spiti valley. It affords a wide panoramic view of the mountains. Here one sees the majesty of the mountains at its height and splendor. At the top of the pass the air seems to glitter against the snow as you look down over herringboned ridges into the Lahaul valley. Evening at Leisure. Overnight at Manali.
♦Day 10 ♦ Manali - Manikaran & Kullu
Manikaran: is located in the Parvati Valley between the rivers Beas and Parvati, northeast of Bhunter in the Kullu District of Himachal Pradesh. It is at an altitude of 1760 m and is located about 45 km from Kullu. Manikaran is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus and Sikhs. The Hindus believe that Manu recreated human life in Manikaran after the flood, making it a sacred area. Naggar Valley, Jagat such, Parvati Valley, Kasol is also in the way. Overnight at Kullu.
♦Day 11 ♦ Kullu to Dropping Destination
Kullu to Dropping Destination - with sweet memories.
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